Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature in order to fight divisions and poverty, which he described as breeding grounds for terrorism.

Vatican indicts 5 in Vatileaks case

2015-11-21 16:29

A Vatican judge has indicted five people, including two journalists and a high-ranking Vatican monsignor, in the latest scandal involving leaked documents.

Pope's Central Africa trip 'risky', say French

2015-11-12 06:11

A planned visit by Pope Francis to strife-hit Central African Republic this month is 'risky' and French troops on the ground could not ensure his safety.

Vatican leaks reveal dirty dealings

2015-11-04 05:39

Wiretaps of the pope's private conversations allegedly recorded by a racy social climber and a Spanish prelate are rocking the Catholic Church.

Catholics call for decarbonisation by 2050

2015-10-26 20:01

Bishops have launched a global appeal for a break-through at the upcoming Paris climate talks, including a 'complete decarbonisation' of the world's economy.

Pope fires theologian for being gay

2015-10-03 15:34

A Vatican theologian who told a Milan newspaper he is gay will not be allowed to continue working in his professional capacities, a Vatican spokesman has said.

Pope Francis gets rapturous welcome in New York

2015-09-25 07:18

Pope Francis has received a rapturous welcome to New York, where adoring crowds cheered the head of the Catholic Church gliding down Fifth Avenue in his popemobile.

Cuba detains dissidents ahead of Pope Francis visit

2015-09-14 14:32

Cuban police have detained at least 50 people after a predominantly Roman Catholic dissident group led a march in Havana, less than a week before Pope Francis visits the communist-ruled country.

SA's Benedict Daswa beatified

2015-09-13 13:52

Benedict Daswa, who was bludgeoned to death for resisting witchcraft, has been beatified, becoming the first person from the southern African region to undergo the key step toward sainthood.

'Fastest Nun in the West' faces 1st test

2015-08-25 21:37

The 'Fastest Nun in the West' who took on Billy the Kid faces her 1st test in a sainthood push.


Vatican tries journalists for reporting on leaks

2015-11-24 15:58

The Vatican has put two journalists on trial for leaks in a 'Kafka-esque' process decried by media groups.

Vatican hints pope's Africa itinerary may change

2015-11-16 22:01

The Vatican has hinted that the pope's Africa itinerary may change amid fighting in Bangui and elsewhere.

As a boy, pope wanted to be a butcher

2015-11-06 17:20

When he was still knee-high to a grasshopper, Pope Francis never dreamt of becoming the leader of the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics. His secret desire? To be a butcher.

Pope Francis to visit Mexico

2015-11-02 13:25

Pope Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, will visit overwhelmingly Catholic Mexico next year, the country's archbishop has announced.

Pope's family synod

2015-10-20 05:28

It's now quite certain that Pope Francis' big summit on family issues won't endorse any changes to church doctrine on the church's teaching about homosexuality or whether civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion.

Burkina Faso coup leader handed over

2015-10-01 19:08

The leader of a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, General Gilbert Diendere, has been handed over to authorities after seeking refuge in the Vatican embassy.

Daswa’s road to sainthood

2015-09-20 15:00

Scores of Catholics in a rural area are waiting for a miracle to happen so that the late Benedict Daswa can be declared SA’s first saint

Daswa died as democracy was born: Ramaphosa

2015-09-13 15:51

There is a deeper meaning to the fact that newly-blessed South African Tshimangadzo Daswa was killed on the day the unbanning of the ANC and the release of Nelson Mandela was announced, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Daswa beatification will change Thohoyandou – Zuma

2015-09-13 08:37

The beatification of Tshimangadzo Daswa will forever change Thohoyandou in Venda, Limpopo, President Jacob Zuma says.

Hottest ticket in Washington for the Pope

2015-08-13 21:28

The hottest ticket in Washington is for a coveted House gallery seat to hear Pope Francis.

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